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You have less than one month to try the cloud based Daylighting Analysis before it expires on 30 April.
Interesting new addition to the Labs site. I think it is intended for Factory workflows, but theoretically could be adapted for BIM productivity analysis. You basically define Sources, Processors and Buffers to visually analyse the flow of “stuff” through the Process.
In BIM terms, I’m thinking you could visualise “Sources” of content creators into a BIM buffer, which then has outputs in terms of project milestones or deliverables. Just an idea…
Civil 3D is really good at some things. I use it to perform graphic slope analysis on the site surface, which I then export and import into Revit as an image. There are various ways to clean up and bring the Civil 3D surface data into Revit. A simple workflow is described at:
Bringing a Civil 3D Surface into Revit as a Toposurface
There is a nice set of videos at:
Transferring Site Data Between Revit Architecture and AutoCAD Civil 3D
I previously posted about the recent Labs tool that may also assist:
Better coordination between Revit and Civil 3D? Yes please!
As the plugin’s name suggests, this plugin can be used to generate multiple adjacent levels with one command. It is compatible with Revit Architecture 2012.
// Download Level Generator for Revit Architecture via Autodesk Labs
Dynamo for Vasari
Build parametric functionality on top of Vasari with a graphical user interface. Autodesk has extended the open source effort of Ian Keough by adding some additional nodes and packaging it in an installer for Vasari to make it easier to get up and running. The download also includes some sample workflows.
// Wiki help
More from Wiki help below:
Autodesk has extended the open source effort by adding some additional nodes and packaged it in an installer for Vasari to make it easier to get up and running. We have also provided some sample workflows which you can find below…
Are you interested in testing and providing feedback for a technology preview of a lighter version of Revit? If the answer is “Oh YES!” check out these links!
New free tool available on Labs for Revit! It basically allows you to bundle up a project for easy transmission to another party.
Here is the description from the Labs page:
eTransmit for Revit is a technology preview of an add-in application for Autodesk® Revit® Architecture 2012, Autodesk® Revit® Structure 2012, and Autodesk® Revit® MEP 2012 software.
For best results, installing Revit 2012 Web Update 1 is recommended. // more
With eTransmit for Revit, you can:
Copy and detach a Revit model and associated files to a single folder for internet transmission. This removes the typical error messages when you copy central files using the operating system.
Locate dependent files automatically and include them in the transmittal folder, reducing the possibility of error. All dependent files are automatically converted to use relative paths to ensure that the dependent files can be located by the model.
Choose to include related dependent files such as linked Revit models, CAD files, DWF markups, decal images, and external keynote files. You can transmit any Revit (.rvt) model that has been upgraded to Revit Release 2012.
Transmit models that are using file-based worksharing or server-based worksharing. eTransmit for Revit will also work with non-workshared Revit models.
Some of the new features in Revit 2012 start to fit into place now (such as the ability to Import Linked CAD files).
Here is the link again:
Autodesk Labs Utilities eTransmit for Revit
And here is some more info from the Labs page.
|View the eTransmit dialog box.|
|Download the known issues document (PDF).|
using the Autodesk Labs Utilities BIM Family Toolkit.
By downloading both the Inventor add-in and Revit Add-in you will be able to export the family data directly from Inventor and import it into Revit. You do not need to have both Inventor and Revit on the same machine.